Light has always been confident in his ability to outthink everyone, but L’s protégés are proving to be more of a challenge than he anticipated. The more Light mentally maneuvers, the tighter the net around him becomes. And now Near and Mello are working to break the task force apart and expose Kira from within! Light has always held up under pressure in the past, but will the stress of this new line of attack and the strain of maintaining three different personalities be the beginning of his end?
With Near openly suspecting the new L of being Kira and sowing doubt in the hearts of the task force members, Light is once again forced to pass the Death Note on to another to take the heat off himself. But this time, Kira chooses a disciple from among his true believers. With no way to contact his successor directly, Light must rely on his faithful follower’s adherence to Kira’s goals. Will this newest move bring Light’s ideal world closer to reality? Or will losing control of the Death Note spell Light’s doom?